One of the world’s leading voices on the electric bass over the past three decades, the longtime Berkeley resident introduces a new ensemble Friday at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Israeli musician Ravid Kahalani’s groove-centric Middle Eastern ensemble performs music based on the Hebrew prayer “Hallel.”
The San Francisco vocalist, pianist, and composer’s sound encompasses traditional Vietnamese modes, jazz improvisation and harmonies, French chanson and beyond.
The Reimagine End of Life Festival, which runs through Nov. 3, confronts the taboo of death. It creates community through plays, talks, books and other art forms.
The two guitar masters, from Mali and Niger, bring their sinewy grooves to the UC Theater.
BSO’s fourth conductor will build on the institution’s track record of innovation and creativity to tell diverse stories.
Don’t miss the hypnotic sound and movement of this powerhouse hula troupe from the Big Island at Zellerbach Hall, this Sunday at 3 p.m.
The bass clarinetist, and the collective trio he performs with, play the Back Room in Berkeley on Tuesday. Also recommended: Berkeley Festival of Choro and pianist Sarah Cahill.
Jay Nair and Ross Hammond make their Maybeck Recital Hall debut Sunday afternoon; and get a different taste of Ukraine with DahkaBrahka at the Freight.
Prepare for an ‘international wave of sound’ on the streets of downtown Berkeley Saturday; also recommended: Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz at California Jazz Conservatory
The bossa nova scion makes her Bay Area debut at The Back Room Sunday afternoon. Also: two-for-one ticket offer to see pianist/composer Emilio Solla.
The pianist’s expansive sonic palette and textural resourcefulness has provided a welcome jolt of unpredictable sound to an array of settings. He performs Tuesday at the California Jazz Conservatory.